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SCHLEPER WINS ALPINE WITH QUICK SECOND HEAT

Sarah Schleper vaulted from eighth place with a blistering second run to capture the women's giant slalom in the U.S. Alpine Ski Championships in Jackson Hole, Wyo.

Schleper, 19, of Vail, Colo., was tied for eighth after the first run, 1.25 seconds off the lead shared by veteran Julie Parisien and Italy's Marika Fave. Schleper charged into first place with an all-out, gate-bashing second run that was 1.08 seconds quicker than the next fastest skier, Caroline Lalive. Schleper had a combined time for two runs of 2 minutes, 3.74 seconds.

Parisien, of Auburn, Maine, finished second in 2:03.89.

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